Epistles Book I by HoraceEpistles Book I by Horace

Epistles Book I

byHoraceEditorRoland Mayer

Paperback | November 25, 1994

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This volume comprises an edition, with introduction and commentary, of the first book of Horace's Epistles. These are imaginary letters in verse, and represent the Roman poet's most original contribution to Latin literature. The introduction discusses poetic form and style, the addressees of the letters and the main topics, as well as the layout of the poems and their organization within Book I. The commentary gives ample help with the language, paying particular attention to its poetic qualities.
Horace is one of the most noted poets and satirists of Ancient times. Born Quintus Horatius Flaccus, to a former slave in 65 B.C., Horace was taken to Rome and Athens to be educated. He joined Brutus's army after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and later came under favor of the emperor Octavian. Horace used his observations of poli...
Title:Epistles Book IFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.67 inPublished:November 25, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052127754X

ISBN - 13:9780521277549


Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. The Epistle as a literary form; 2. Horace's career; 3. The addressees and the date of composition; 4. Poetic style; 5. Themes; 6. The organisation of the book; 7. The transmission of the text. Q. Horati Flacci Epistvlarvm Liber Primvs; Commentary; Indexes.

From Our Editors

This volume comprises an edition with introduction and commentary of the first book of Horace's Epistles. These imaginary letters in verse represent the poet's most original contribution to Latin literature.

Editorial Reviews

"This welcome addition to the Cambridge commentaries is sure to become the standard edition." Classical World